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Dr. Summer Beattie, ND is a graduate of Bastyr University. She has over 8 years experience as a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in women’s health with an emphasis on environmental medicine. Having served two terms on the board of directors for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she has also worked in the medical aesthetics field since 2008. You can reach her at or


Squatty Potty

If you are thinking of a bathroom remodel or update, you’re probably envisioning new tile and vanities, new cabinets or a soaker tub and fancy fixtures.  What may not be at the top of your plans is the one thing I rarely see in bathrooms but it or something similar should be.  That is a […]


bulbs take 2

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou Life is a series of opportunities to learn to do better.  Every month, I try to write an article with the hope that it will be of value to those of you trying to do the […]



Spring has finally arrived and in Alaska that means not just warmer days, but longer more light filled days! Yeah! I am a huge fan of more sunshine! It’s easy to take the rising of the sun and its presence in our daily lives for granted because most of us have never experienced anything other […]


Play in the Home

You saw in last month’s edition that I launched an offering for a free 4-week educational forum in which I am sharing some key foundations I believe my patients need to have in the areas of mindset, nutrition, movement and environment in order to create a life of health and happiness.  Working on that project […]


Brighter Days Are Almost Here

March 20, 2017 – The official First Day of Spring, and it could not come quickly enough. Having been born in and grown up in Alaska, I have often taken pride in not being severely affected by the extended lack of daylight during the fall and winter.  However, the older I get, the harder it […]


Contented Christmas Home

Every home has its own traditions for the Christmas season.  Even those who do not intentionally celebrate the holiday can not help but be exposed to and influenced by it.  Christmas permeates our culture, and not just locally but globally.  In one form or another, it has been part of historical celebration since even before […]


Shoes off Please

With the holiday season starting, you likely will have a lot more traffic through your home.  Prepare now to make room for all those shoes and boots!  It’s common practice in many countries (like Japan and Sweden) to remove your shoes when you enter a home.  Somehow this tradition has not become well rooted in […]


Back to School

Forgive me now for the bit of rambling this article is going to be.  I’m missing Alaska.  I sort of feel like I’ve been away for the summer and now school is starting and it’s time to be back.  Only, I’m not headed North – not yet.  Facebook was flooded with first day of school […]


Details Matter

The common phrase “the devil is in the detail” has the figurative meaning that there is something unexpected to be found in the detail of something.  This idiom is thought to have grown from the earlier “God is in the detail”.  The later saying is reported to have numerous origins, but is known to have […]

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Cleaning your Home or Keeping a Clean Home?

My mother has always kept an impeccably clean and organized home.  I remember stories of how my mother’s friends would hesitate to come visit with their children in my parents BC (before children) years.  This was because, despite her invitations and willingness to host, they all felt like a tornado of disaster walking through her […]

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The not so sweet side of Sugar

Last month I said “do this”….so to balance it out, here is your “don’t do this” article.  Sugar.  I am now exclusively seeing patients for Naturopathic Orthopedics and limited aesthetics.  Primarily, I’m offering regenerative injection therapies – prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP).  What makes my use of these injections so different from many standard […]

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Home Gym

In the articles I write for Southeast Living, I often talk a lot about what NOT to have in your home but there is a list of things I either have made a priority to have in my home or are on my grand wish list because they are important to creating a healthier living […]

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